Adjective: A Southern U.S. Hip-Hop term for describing the level of excitement at an event or an excitable attitude.
Verb: Provoke excitement.
Noun: Southern U.S. Hip-Hop music using electronic drum sounds and synthesized brass instruments. Made most popular by Lil Jon and the Eastside Boys.
"That party was crunk! People were shooting and two cats who were trying to get crunk got shot. They were playing crunk like Young Joc and Dem Franchise Boys. That's what I think really crunked-up the party.
In 1995, Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter were scheming ways to get past the TV censors on Conan's late night talk show, and they settled on an all-purpose, suitable replacement for the infamous seven dirty swearwords that they couldn't say on TV: Crunk. The choice to use that word was definitely not random. Ice T just happened to be on the show that night, and he likely fed the word to them beforehand and certainly helped fuel its popularity during the telecast ("That was seriously crunked up, right there."). But Ice never claimed to have come up with the word--he probably got it from Dirty South rappers, who had been using it for years as a euphemism for getting really crazy and fucked up on marijuana and alcohol (stoned and drunk. Chronic plus Drunk = Crunk). Or maybe crack and drunk. Or coke and drunk. Or maybe just being crazy and drunk. Whatever it is, it means getting really crazy and fucked up. And with Conan's introduction of the word to northern suburban audiences, Crunk came into its own as the recognized sound of the new generation of Dirty South Rap, prompting white college fratboys everywhere to wander around going "WHHHUT!! OKAAY!! YEEEAAHHH!!" like annoying dipshits. and it's all thanks to Lil Jon, and by Lil Jon I mean Dave Chappelle.
"Whhhut!! OKAAY!! YEEEAAHHH!!"
Everybody here is wrong, it is not getting crazy and drunk. It's smoking chronic (marijuana) and getting drunk.
Chronic + Drunk = CRUNK
Lil Jon gets crunk all the time.
Originally coined by Dr. Suess in 1972, in his book "Marvin K. Mooney will you please go now!".
"You can go in a Crunk-car if you wish."
Some common uses:
1. To get Crunk is To have a good time.
2. Crunk is also thought to be derived from a combination or a portmanteau of the words "crazy" and "drunk", or a combination of "chronic" and "drunk", referring to the state of being both drunk from alcohol and high on marijuana, at the same time.
3. A style of music most commonly made by rap artists from the southern states, aka the Dirty South. Some crunk artists (or groups) are Lil' Jon, Pitbull, Lil' Scrappy, Trillville, and David Banner.
4. Something at a high level, as in volume.
1. Long as everybody get crunk in the drop -- Lil Bow Wow (Bounce with me 2000
2. "We're planning on going tomy place and getting TOTALLY crunk!!"
4. : "He got the speakers in the trunk with the bass on crunk." - Mos Def, from "Mr. Nigga" on Black on Both Sides
A cliched and overused hiphop term that has been beat to death more than "Bling-Bling" and "Shizzle". It means to get crazy and drunk. The term lost it's "cool" factor like two years ago, but that doesn't stop wiggers and wanna be gangstas from using the the term as much as possible.
Yo! We be all blinged out and getting crunk up in this club fo sho! (Translation: I'm a total fucking idiot, and don't know how stupid I sound!)
February 21, 2006